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Brain and Nerves


Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia is a general term for memory loss and loss of other intellectual abilities that are serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It leads to problems with memory, behavior, and thinking that worsen over time, eventually leading to death. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging.

Anatomy and Illness Fundamentals, part 2, express A Guide for Grass Roots Audiences: This module describes the endocrine, lymphatic, immune, nervous and reproductive systems.

Brain Cancer A Guide for General Audiences: This two-part module is specifically targeted to general audiences and deals with primary brain tumors by explaining the brain, risk factors, tumor grades, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. It also explains treatment options such as surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy; nutrition; supportive care for related problems; rehabilitation and follow-up care.

Diabetes Series The diabetes series provides a thorough description of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Practical skills for managing diabetes are discussed, along with diagnosis options.

Huntington's Disease This module describes this inherited brain disease, its causes, symptoms, age of onset, diagnosis and testing, treatment and complications.


Meningitis Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes (meninges) and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord, usually due to the spread of an infection.

Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It is both chronic (meaning it persists over a long period) and progressive (meaning its symptoms grow worse of time). It is a disease that results from the loss or death of brain cells that produce dopamine.

Polio Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease. It is caused by a virus that spreads from person to person. Because polio has no cure, vaccination is the best way for people to protect themselves and to stop the spread of the disease.

Sciatic pain Sciatica refers to a set of symptoms that are usually caused by a problem in the lower back called lumbar radiculopath. This module will help you understand the anatomy of the sciatic nerve, sciatica and its causes, and the measures you can take to prevent it.

Stroke A stroke occurs when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a portion of the brain is blocked. Without oxygen, brain cells start to die after a few minutes.